LG G3 available for pre-order at T-Mobile, arriving July 16

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We are finally starting to find out when carriers in the United States will make the LG G3 available. While the handset has been put on sale in some places outside of the United States, LG has remained quiet on anything further. But T-Mobile has decided to come forward and put the G3 up for pre-order starting today. Customers can then pick up the handset on July 16 on T-Mobile stores (or presumably shipped to their homes).

For other carriers, the rumored release dates are July 16 and 17.

Source: T-Mobile

Verizon to get LG G3 in mid-July

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When LG announced the LG G3 at the end of May, one key piece of information that was missing was a schedule of availability. LG has gone on a bit of a marketing blitz regarding the new LG G3, but the question that seems to inevitably keep coming up is, “when can I get one?” For Verizon customers, a new leak suggests it will be the middle of July. The tip, routed through @evleaks, indicates Verizon will start taking pre-orders on July 10th and the device will actually be available starting on July 17th.

Unless something unusual is in the works, we suspect the other major carriers may release the LG G3 on the same day, so we will keep an eye out for those announcements or leaked information along with confirmation from Verizon that this date is accurate.

source: @evleaks (official site)

Huawei’s Dual OS smartphone will be available in Q2

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Huawei is working on a handset with Dual OS powered by Android and Windows Phone together.

As reported by TrustedReviews, Huawei’s Chief Marketing Officer, Shao Yang, said that the company is still committed towards producing Windows Phone smartphones. He said “Compared with Android, the priority of Windows Phone is much lower but is still one of our choices of OS. We are definitely using a multi OS strategy.

Yang said that a Dual OS smartphone powered by Android and Windows Phone together will garner a wider consumer base. “With Windows Phone, one direction for us – and one that we are now following – is dual OS. Dual OS as in Android and Windows together“.
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The all new HTC One to be released two weeks after March 25 unveiling date

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We’ve seen plenty of leaks of the “All New HTC One” already, and we already know that it’ll be unveiled on March 25. Release date has still been a relative unknown— until now.

According to a tweet by @HTCFamily_RU, the phone will launch two weeks after its unveiling date, in 110 countries around the world.

Rumors regarding the phone state that the device will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, a 5-inch 1080p display, an aluminum chassis and a dual-sensor camera on the back. The release date puts it right around when the Galaxy S 5 will be put on shelves, on April 11th. HTC is looking to steal some of the S 5′s thunder this year as the company hopes to get back on track in the sales department, which have been lacking for the past few years.

Source: HTC Source

 

LG G Pro 2 will not get released in the U.S or European markets before April 2014

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LG officially unveiled the LG G Pro 2 earlier at a press event in Korea, however we didn’t get to know when the device will be available in the Asian, US and other markets.

According to Cho Sung Ha, LG’s Head of Sales for Korea, the LG G Pro 2 will be available in the Korean market this month, followed by other Asian markets in March. He also said that the device will not be available in the US and European markets before April. The reason behind this is due to a survey conducted by LG which revealed that the demand for phablets is the highest in Asia. In the U.S, consumers favor 5.2 inches phone while European consumers prefer devices with 5 inch display.


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Snapdragon 805 on the way with possible May appearance

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Qualcomm took some time during CES 2014 to show off the capabilities of their next processor, the Snapdragon 805, scheduled to be released some time during 2014. A new report out of Japan suggests the first device to be released with the Snapdragon 805 will surface in May although it is not clear what that device may be. Some folks are probably hoping the Samsung Galaxy S5 would come with the new chip, but May seems too late for that to happen. Reports have indicated the HTC One+ is supposed to ship with the Snapdragon 805 and a May time frame would be reasonable for that device.

The Snapdragon 805 will probably become the new standard for smartphone processors very quickly after it hits the market. With four Krait 450 cores running at up to 2.5 GHz and an Adreno 420 gpu, the Snapdragon 805 will be capable of handling 2160p video resolutions. Other improvements include faster RAM access speeds and a modem that can handle up to 300 Mbps, double the current level of Snapdragon chips.

The chip will help Qualcomm continue to compete with other chip manufacturers like NVIDIA and their line of Tegra K1 “super chips.”

source: Ringer’s Blue Men
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Samsung releasing the Galaxy Grand 2 in India next week, no word on elsewhere

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After announcing the device in November, Samsung has given the Galaxy Grand 2 a launch date. The device will be available in India starting next week, the first week of the new year. The retail price translates over to between $370 and $400. It will be available in black, white, and pink colors. The Galaxy Grand 2 has a 5.25-inch 720p screen. Inside is a quad-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM. If the 8GB of storage doesn’t satisfy prospective buyers, memory can be expanded due to the microSD card slot. Out of the box, the handset runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Source: AndroidOS.in

Cut the Rope 2 gets a release date.. for iOS, Android likely next year

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The good news is that Cut the Rope 2 will be heading to Android. The bad news is we just don’t know when. Zeptolab has announced that the iOS version will be available on December 19 while providing no information on Android. The release will likely be early in 2014, so there isn’t too much of a wait. Instead of twiddling your thumbs, watch a new trailer for the game (after the break).
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LG G Flex gets a release date in Asian markets

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The LG G Flex has been tagged with a release date for Singapore and Hong Kong as well as other “key Asian markets.” In a press release, LG says that the G Flex will be available to pre-order for Singapore on December 8 while Hong Kong retailers should have devices ready to go on December 13. Other Asian markets will be announcing their release dates for the G Flex before the end of the year. As for the people outside of Asia, we’ve got nothing for you……yet.

Hit the break for LG’s press release.
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